Sportsman’s Lodge Ice, Fishing & Trail Report

The Bite has been picking up
Nice mix of walleyes and saugers with some trophies have been coming up the holes this week. Best depth has been 22’-30’. Pink and white, gold, red, white, green and white have been hot colors. Dead sticking plain red hooks, charmers, gem n eyes, Lindy glow spoons, glow shot jigs, glo spoons, buck shot spoons, chubby darters, tungsten jigs and the hooks that glow have really been hot. Electronics like Vexilars sure help catch rates as well as changing up techniques if something isn’t working for you. We have fishing trips available through March 31, great midweek rates and FREE lodging for kids 17 and under when they stay with 2 adults in lodge rooms. Spend Spring Break on the Lake! Give us a call 800-862-8602.

Ice Report
36 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel and plenty of snow.  We have lots of good ice to keep is rocking and rolling through late March.

Few Reminders
Walleye season runs through April 14 on Lake of the Woods. We have ice fishing trips available through March 31!
March 1~ Don’t forget to get your new fishing license for the 2019 license year. Available online or by phone 24/7. 888-665-4236 or http://www.licenses.ndr.state.mn.us

New Regulations on Lake of the Woods go in effect starting March 1. March 1 – April 14 the limit is combination of six walleye and sauger, with no more than four walleye. The same slot limit remains in effect. All walleye 19.5”-28” must be immediately released. Only one walleye over 28” may be in possession. On the Rainy River & Four Mile Bay March 1-April 14, walleye and sauger is now catch and release only.
Trail Report
Plenty of snow! Trails are in great shape! Come ride some of the most untouched and best trails in the state.  For more information about the trails, check out the south shore, Baudette area club information here.  For more information about the trails on the northern side of the U.S. side of the lake around the Northwest Angle and Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge and Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge, click here.

Great Midweek Rates ~ Ice Fishing continues at Sportsman’s through March 31
Starting at just $229* per person for 2 nights lodging and a day of full service ice fishing including the fish house, transportation to and from the fish house, use of jig sticks, jigs, bait and fish cleaning Sunday – Thursday stays.  Tell us when you want to come and we will tailor a package just for you. We have great kid’s rates too! Kids 17 and under always stay free in lodge rooms with 2 adults. Looking for a weekend trip? March openings available. Check us out.  (*Plus tax and based on double occupancy.)

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

Catching some Nice Fish
Macho minnows, gold and pink jigs, chubby darters and anything that glows tipped with a minnow have been working this week in depths between 26’-32’. Anglers are catching a nice mix of walleyes and saugers.  Electronics help! We have a few available for rent if you would like to give one a try. Call ahead to reserve.

Ice Conditions
21-28 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel and plenty of snow.

Trail Report
Lots and lots of snow!  The trails are in great shape.  The Northwest Angle Edge Rider’s Snowmobile Rally is Saturday, March 2.  Come ride some of the most untouched and best trails in the state.  For more information about the trails around the area, click here.  For more information about the trails along the south shore of Lake of the Woods near the Baudette area, check out the Lake of the Wood’s Drifters Club information here.

Ice Road from Young’s Bay to the Island
The ice road is in good shape. Just cruising around? Come on out and enjoy a delicious meal at the lodge.

Enjoy Spring Break on the Lake
Ice fishing trips available!  We have a two bedroom condo for up to 5 people that opened up for this weekend Friday & Saturday and openings Feb 25-March 7 and March 10-17.
Click here to check out our packages and give us a call today to book your trip 800-772-8411.